dockBoss5: Charge and listen to any phone or tablet on an iPhone or iPod dock

Do you have an old iPod or iPhone speaker dock that seems useless since you upgraded to an iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy, or other mobile device? Ever wish you could hook up your iPad or tablet, charge one device while listening to another, or make it more fun and usable for others at parties? Or maybe you don’t even have a speaker dock yet, and are wondering if you can pick up an old one on the cheap (hint: You Can!)? If you fall under any of those categories, then you might be especially excited by our newest product, dockBoss5:

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dockBoss5 is the 5th release in our series of dockBoss adapters designed to make new iOS, Android and other devices compatible with the millions of iPod or iPhone docks that have flooded the market prior to the release of iPhone 5. It turns your old speaker dock into a universal charging and audio station in no time. It’s plug and play, simply connect your USB and audio cables of choice (or use the Micro USB and 1/8″ AUX cables included) and start getting the most out of that great sounding speaker dock you used to love using so much.

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Poll Results

blogAlright, the results are in! Our customers have been voting with their clicks all week, telling us whether the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4 is their dream-smartphone of the future (or present). Here’s how it ended up:

iPhone 5:     75.4%
Galaxy S4:   24.6%

Obviously iPhone 5 was the reigning champ, and that hasn’t changed much, but the Galaxy S4 taking practically a quarter of the vote is more impressive than expected. It’ll be interesting to see how Apple’s announcement later this month might change opinions.

Well, the voting is over, but the savings are not. We’re keeping the discount pages open over the weekend at least, so head over to and choose your device to save 15% on select items now!

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Sale


Since the release of the S3, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have risen to become the only true challenger to the iPhone’s market dominance to-date. And now, with the release of the new Galaxy S4, the question of switching from iOS to Android is bigger and more prevalent than ever before.

Because we’re a curious lot, we want to know what YOU think. So head over to our homepage right now and tell us which device you want to buy next (or currently own, if that’s the case). Simply click on the “iPhone 5” or “Samsung Galaxy S4” side of the main homepage image to make your choice. From there, you’ll be taken to a corresponding section of our website where we have select items for whichever device you chose marked at 15% off!

We’ll announce the results of this little experiment on Friday 6/7, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested. Either way, make your choice known, and save some $ in the process.

samDock: Listen and charge your Samsung phone on your iPod or iPhone dock

Announced at CES 2013, samDock broke ground as the first & only cable dedicated to connecting Samsung Galaxy devices to iPod speaker docks & audio systems. If you’re a Galaxy SIII or Note user, it’s never been easier give your favorite Android device access to the wide world of 30-pin audio docks currently on the market (and getting cheaper by the day!). One simple connection to charge your device and listen to your favorite tunes in stunning quality. Don’t believe us? Check out our samDock video above to see it in action.

dockBoss Compatibility Help

Our dockBoss and dockBoss+ cables have helped thousands of people connect non-iPod devices to a growing variety of previously iDevice-exclusive music systems. With standard docking stations, like the Bose SoundDock and countless others, compatibility has been excellent almost across the board. However, when it comes to home theater or car-oriented systems, there are still some that don’t want to play nice. Here’s a good way to tell ahead of time whether or not a dockBoss cable will be compatible with your system:

Find (or borrow) an iPod or iPhone and connect it to your system. If upon connecting, the iPod/iPhone gets locked onto a screen that reads “accessory connected” or something similar (see example on right), and you find yourself unable to use the controls on the iPod/iPhone, there’s a good chance the dockBoss won’t work for you.

Here’s why: Systems that lock an iPod or iPhone’s screen and control mechanism use a digital audio interface, which specifically requires an iPod or iPhone to be connected. These systems are custom-built, with elements like control, data, playlists, etc., all deeply ingrained in their own unique software. It isn’t simply good enough to “trick” those systems into thinking an iPod is connected because they actually require the ability to continuously communicate with an iDevice on a system-specific level.

If you find that your system does not lock the iPod/iPhone’s screen and controls, then there’s a good chance a dockBoss cable WILL work for you. These systems use an analog audio interface, which generally jives quite well with dockBoss cables, allowing you to listen to whatever your heart desires from your favorite non-iDevice.

So next time you’re unsure if the dockBoss will work for you, borrow an iPod or iPhone and see if you get locked out. If not, then you should be good to go. As always feel free to email any specific questions to us at

dockBoss+ Now Available w/ Female USB & Audio Connectors!

Our dockBoss+ cable has made it possible for thousands of of users connect non-Apple devices to their favorite iPod docks and speaker systems; allowing them to listen to audio AND charge where it was not possible before. Its Micro USB connector is compatible with hundreds of the latest gadgets, but it certainly doesn’t cover everybody. What if you need a longer audio connection? Or even worse, what if your device doesn’t utilize a Micro USB connector?

Starting today, don’t worry about it. Due to popular demand, we’ve added a new version of our hit dockBoss+ cable that provides a female standard USB connector for charging, and a female 3.5mm audio port. And, it’s available right now!

Use any length AUX cable you want to get the audio connection that works for you, and use whichever USB-based power cable that came with your device to charge it. Now, no mater what mobile device you use, you can truly be the boss of your dock!

New Recycled Deals: dockBoss and dockBoss+

Our Recycled Deals program is the easiest way to score huge savings on great re-certified CableJive products; and as of today there’s some new additions to the bin! Now, for the first time, we’re bringing the dockBoss and dockBoss+ cables into the mix. It’s never been cheaper to transform your standard iPod docking station for use with Android devices, Windows phones, Blackberries, Laptops, Netbooks, TVs, or any other audio output device.

But remember, as with all our Recycled Deals, available products and quantities can change daily and without warning. Once they’re gone you never know when they’ll be back, so get yours now and save, before the bin empties!

dualCarCharge Now Updated For iPad Compatibility!

If you need a quality car charger for all your mobile devices and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, we like to think the dualCarCharge to be one of the best options out there. It turns your singular DC power / cigarette lighter port into two female USB ports for your charging pleasure all for under $15 bucks. And I’m happy to announce that it just got even better (or should we say, juicier).

As of today, all our dualCarCharge adapters have been upgraded to provide 2 Amps of power, which is enough output to charge an iPad. This gives you the option to charge one iPad or two less power-consuming devices (iPods, iPhones, Blackberries, Android phones, etc) at a time in your car, all for the same price. Thus making it, dare we say, the perfect car trip companion! Check it out for yourself if you don’t believe us.

dockBoss+ Feeling The Love!

Since announcing the dockBoss+, the reception has been incredible! A ton of the world’s leading technology news sites covered our announcement, and we couldn’t be prouder about the reaction! Thanks everyone who took the time to write about it! For your reading pleasure, we’ve compiled some of the top links here for you to see what the experts have to say:


NY Times




Discovery Tech

TechCrunch (Gadgets)

Wired (Gadget Lab)


Cable Wranglin’

Being a company that sells cables, we understand that when you acquire (and frequently use) many cables, things can get a bit out of hand (tangled in some cases, chaos in others). Thankfully, we also have the cable management side of things covered, with CableDrops, CableClips, and the Cableyoyo. While there are certainly some beautiful product photos up there, I figured I’d throw up a “real world” pic of all the ones I use fairly regularly. They’re super handy if you find yourself dealing with cable-mess. Also, the Nest snuck in there for good measure, as it’s always right on my desk as well.